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"nest egg" in British English

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nest eggnoun [C]

uk   /ˈnest ˌeɡ/  us   /ˈnest ˌeɡ/
C2 an ​amount of ​money that has been ​saved or ​kept for a ​specialpurpose: Regular ​investment of ​smallamounts of ​money is an ​excellent way of ​building a ​nestegg.
(Definition of nest egg from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nest egg" in American English

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nest eggnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈnest ˌeɡ/
moneysaved or ​kept for a ​specialpurpose: I have a little nest egg that I'm ​saving for ​college.
(Definition of nest egg from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"nest egg" in Business English

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nest eggnoun [C]

uk   us   informal
MONEY a ​sum of ​money that has been ​saved or ​kept for a ​specialpurpose: build (up)/create a nest egg Regular ​investment of ​smallamounts of ​money is an excellent way of ​building a nest egg. a retirement nest egg
(Definition of nest egg from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nest egg”
in Chinese (Simplified) 备用的钱, 储备金…
in Chinese (Traditional) 備用的錢, 儲備金…
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